Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2005
61.7% pass rate
from 5,986 tests in 2017
(15% better than other 2005 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.7% fail on Coil springs (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Location
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 5.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front
      • 0.033% fail on Rear (96% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.033% fail on Trailing arms (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Sub-frames (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.017% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (20% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
        • 0.017% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Rear lamps (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Fog lamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.050% fail on Battery (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.033% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Components (56% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.017% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.22% fail on ABS (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Restricted movement (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal
        • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.017% fail on Lever
    • 0.017% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.017% fail on Warning
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.084% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.033% fail on Pipe
      • 0.017% fail on Tank
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (64% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Free play
        • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
        • 0.017% fail on Steering component
    • 0.050% fail on Power steering (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Rams
    • 0.033% fail on Steering control
      • 0.017% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.017% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.017% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.033% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.77% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 0.017% fail on Speedometer
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